Savoy Theatre

East Street,
Northfield, VT 05663

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The Savoy Theatre was opened prior to 1926. It was closed as a regular movie theatre around 1967 and became an adult movie theatre until at least 1971. It was destroyed by fire in 1974.

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 25, 2015 at 10:47 am

The Theatre Historical Society on-line archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Savoy; it’s Card # 584. Address is East Street. There is an exterior photo dated May 1941. Condition is Fair. The report says that it opened about 1920, is showing MGM films, and has 385 seats. The 1940 population was 2,100.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 25, 2015 at 11:05 am

I read that the Savoy was sold in 1930 to a local operator, and then was sold again in 1935 to another local operator.

VTMusician on June 9, 2018 at 10:35 am

My family Gus, Gail, Leonard and Janet Osterberg owned, operated and lived upstairs at the Savoy Theater from approx. 1965 through 1971. I was looking for photos when I stumbled across this web site I hope to add more info in the near furture.

VTMusician on June 9, 2018 at 10:45 am

The Savoy Theater burned to the ground in approx. 1974 and was owned by John Flanagan at the time, the cause of the fire was undetermined I believe.

VTMusician on June 9, 2018 at 10:57 am

My family (Osterberg’s) also operated a creamee stand (soft serve ice cream) out of the window on the far right of the front of the theater as well as a tv repair shop and cable tv construction co out of the building over the years. The creamee stand was quite popular as it was the street the entire town used to get to the swimming pool all summer. On the verge of closing the theater doors in 67-68 the theater became the first adult theater in Vermont and continued successfully and was sold operating in 1971.

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